Sunday Sevens 2019 #6

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens : A post were I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog. Sunday Sevens was created by Nathalie at Thread and Bobbins.

This last week began with storm Freya. Winds were supposed to be worst in the South West, but we didn’t see anything special here. Despite the lack of a storm, it was very wet, so apart from dog walks we stayed in and did a few jobs. Two of them were on that list of things we meant to do when we moved in six years ago. One was hang these by the stairs…


The second was to put a lampshade on the naked light bulb in my office…

I bought this in a table top sale last Saturday.

Monday, as I’ve already mentioned in my quilt catch up, my lovely friend came round and help me sandwich my quilt…


Tuesday was spent having a lovely sunny walk with Harry and quilting in the ditch. If only Harry loved dirty ditches like Hicks did, I could have squeezed some terrible ditch in pun here, but you’ll just have to have a picture of a clean Harry instead…


Wednesday we lost the pub quiz as usual. The question we couldn’t get and really bugged us until we knew the answer was…

What was the name of Valarie Singleton’s cat on Blue Peter?

Answer at the end of this post if you want to play along.

Thursday I bought some yarn to knit a sweater for the new great nephew we’re expecting in June…


Thursday was also book group. We discussed the classic feminist novel, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. Only two of us finished this book: 700 pages long with minuscule text, most of us hated it and lost the will to live while reading it. One of us who finished loved it, the other hated it and said they didn’t feel the author was a feminist at all!

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While I was out at book group, Harry and Lovely Husband stayed in and watched Crufts…


Nothing of note to tell about Friday, but on Saturday some of our lovely friends from up north came to stay for the weekend, which was a good excuse for a spot of garden Olympics…

Long Distance Darts

…and a meal out at our local…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,


Ans to quiz question: Jason





15 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2019 #6

  1. Of course it was Jason, I’d forgotten too! I have even got a Blue Peter annual with Jason’s picture on the front. Anyway another super week and I love the Christopher Robin pictures. Hope the ditch sewing went well.

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  2. I could only think of Shep 🤣
    I didn’t even realise that was a cross stitch until you said it in above comment and then I had to zoom in on it. I didn’t find any mistakes.
    I read ‘The Golden Notebook’ a long time ago and, as is usual with me, I can’t remember anything at all about it except I loved it. (I have to make room in my brain for new things to get in)


      1. I jest because I don’t cross stitch, never have, and I wouldn’t know a mistake if I saw one which, of course, I would not expect to see anyway. Dog forbid anybody should zoom in on any of my work 😱


  3. I don’t recall ever reading a Doris Lessing book and enjoying it – she’s been off my reading list for a couple of decades now. Life’s too short to spend it reading books that make us lose the will to live! Harry however was having a thoroughly great time attached to the TV! Way to go Harry!! Looking forward to seeing those ditches all filled in and the quilt on show. Oh, love the lampshade and the Christopher Robin – you cross stitched that?

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    1. Thank you. Getting there with the ditches – although a lot to do still. Yes, I cross stitched the Christopher Robin, although obviously some time ago if it’s been waiting 6 years to go up on that wall and it definitely hung at our old house for some time.

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  4. Sorry to hear it is still so wet and stormy, on the other hand it is good for staying in and also getting other things done. That lamp in your office is stunning, great buy.
    It looked like a lovely week, with walks and crafting and friends. What a nice way to spend a week and weekend.
    Have a great week again, and enjoy, stay dry if the storm is still around, it is a lovely overcast morning here in Johannesburg too. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Yes it was a lovely week. Aparently our weather is nice today then storms arriving again tonight. Washing machine going full pelt from weekend visitors so bedding will hopefully be dry and sorted before the rain.
      You have a great week too xx

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  5. I remember there being a golden Labrador or retriever called Goldie on Blue Peter. I don’t remember Jason. Was he siamese?
    Looks like a good week. I’m glad Harry likes to be clean. He’s obviously waiting to be entered in Crufts! :)X

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    1. Goldie – they didn’t get very creative in naming that one! Goldie was definitely later. First there was Patch, Petra and Jason – yes, a Siamese. I could only remember Petra and Shep.
      Ha ha! He’ll be a long time waiting. Village dog show is as competitive as I’m likely to get xx


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